Oklahoma inmate dies after being found stabbed in prison


January 19, 2020

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that an Oklahoma state prison inmate died after being found stabbed inside the Lawton Correctional Facility.

The state Department of Corrections said Brian Piper, 31, was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday night after being found with multiple stab wounds earlier in the day.

Department spokesman Matt Elliott said visitation at the prison is canceled for the weekend, but no suspect has been identified.

There is no indication that the stabbing is related to violence at six state prisons in September.

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